When you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed, what are some things you do to relax?

Do you have a comfort food? Comfort song?


Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

-Matthew 11:28


What things make you the most “weary?”

Which of these is a burden that you have carried?  Which is your most common struggle?

  • Stress
  • Regret
  • Hurts
  • Fear
  • Emotional stuff
  • Other

Which of these tend to cause most of your stress and burdens? Why do you think that is?

  • School
  • Family
  • Money
  • Friends
  • Relationships

Why is it important that we learn to deal with burdens and things that wear us down?

Have you seen people use unhealthy things to deal with these struggles?

Finding Rest

What do you think Jesus meant when he said, “come to me?”

What do you think Jesus meant when he said, “I will give you rest?”
Have you experienced that rest?
If you can, share a time with your group that experienced the rest that Jesus gives.


Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. -1 Peter 5:7

When you are dealing with a burden, how can you give it to God?

Why do you we need to remember “he cares for you?”

If you had a friend that was really struggling with a burden, what are some actions you would encourage them to take to give that burden to God?